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Paphiopedilum rothschildianum arrow rothschildianum 'Borneo' x self

rothschildianum 'Borneo' x self


POL1505-NBS

Price: $30.00



P. rothschildianum is called the King of Orchids for good reason. Few, if any, other orchid flowers match its striking form and beauty, so it is no surprise that this species has received more FCC awards than any other species.

 

'Borneo' FCC/AOS is a cultivar of P. rothschildianum well known to paph collectors. It is the parent or grandparent of many of the awarded roths! A plant derived from a 'Borneo' selfing won an AM in 1999, and had a respectable 32 cm NS.

 

Selfings of plants are sometimes avoided because of perceived lack of vigor. While selfing plants generation after generation will certainly cause problems, a single generation of selfing may not show many problems at all. Breeders self plants in order to preserve very rare plants that cannot be easily crossed with others in the same species, or to preserve desirable traits. A question I have pondered is 'How many progeny of a selfing do you need in order to have n% chance of recovering something as good as the original?' I will put together an article once I've made some progress in this line of inquiry.

 

In any case, these are fine plants that grow well, and if you cannot find a division of 'Borneo' itself, you can certainly have a good chunk of its genes in these plants, and possibly one that will win an award!

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